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News round-up 13/1

Trommel first; landfill anger; bin calendar row; mining waste permit

Road sweepings and trommel fines recycling plant opens in UK first

In what is claimed to be a UK first, Eastern Waste Disposal has installed a plant that can recycle road sweepings, gully waste and trommel fines.

It has been installed at Eastern Waste Disposal’s Brightlingsea recycling centre in Essex by CDEnviro.

Anger over landfilled waste due to broken Terminator

More than 40,000 tonnes of recyclable waste was landfilled in Cambridgeshire while a giant waste-munching machine dubbed the Terminator was out of action for 14 months.

Environmental campaigners have lamented the impact, which happened while AmeyCespa’s £42m mechanical biological treatment plant at Waterbeach was broken.

York bin calendar row

A York council official has challenged leaders over “political statements” in leaflets telling York residents when their rubbish would be collected, it has emerged.

Documents released under the Freedom of Information Act show Roger Ranson, City of York Council’s then assistant director of city and environmental services, did not believe a reference to Government funding cuts should be included in calendars listing details of waste and recycling rounds, issued across the city last year.

Consultants claim mining waste permit success

Environmental permitting support provided by SLR Consulting for Wolf Mineral’s Hemerdon Tungsten Mine has led to the first environmental permit for a new Category ‘A’ mining waste facility in England under new EU regulations.

SLR Consulting said it worked with Wolf, the Environment Agency and other consultants throughout the application process. The company advised on a range of technical issues including air quality, nature conservation, waste classification, geomorphology, compliance with EU Directives and permitting. 

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  • NB - Article updated on 15 January 2014 to remove reference to capacity and url link in first news item

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